Los angeles firm SHoP wins design ideas exercise for the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond BayApril 27, 2019
SHoP Architects, the newest York firm that designed the Brooklyn Nets’ home stadium, won the form Ideas Exercise with the University of California’s Berkeley Global Campus in Richmond Bay, the firm announced Thursday.
The firm sent the Richmond Standard one or two images of what it envisions your analysis campus could mimic when it is built at the site of UC Berkeley’s Richmond Field Station at 1301 S 46th St.
The design tries to achieve “an environmentally-sensitive, technologically-savvy infrastructure system” that is going to enable connections on the neighborhood along with the soon-to-be built ferry terminal in Richmond.
The designs also boast plenty of access for pedestrians and bicyclists, including a rapid pathway that connects for the San francisco bay area Bay Trail without interfering with shoreline ecosystems (see image below).
“Academic, residential, commercial, public space, transit, and sensitive ecologies are woven together by a wide-ranging pedestrian and bicycle network,” the firm said of that design.
The design was made by SHoP coupled with landscape architecture firm Surface Design.
“SHoP is definitely the most helpful overview, simply since it does set a framework for development making use of natural advantages (and challenges) in the site as well as realistically charts out phases of development,” said UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.
SHoP’s recent and current work includes the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, Manhattan’s East River Esplanade, the Domino Sugar and Essex Crossing redevelopments in Nyc, and the Botswana Innovation Hub in Gaborone.
In October, Dirks first presented his vision with the? Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay (BGCRB) to the Academic Senate, saying it will eventually function as a research center and action hub designed to center on complex global challenges, bringing together schools, private sector and community partners.
The project was revised from your former “Richmond Bay Campus,” that was supposed to be an expansion of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL). That version of the work stalled due to federal budget cuts in 2013, although LBNL remains an accomplice inside the BGCRB plan.
On Wednesday, Dirks updated UC Berkeley’s faculty on BGCRB, but was met by opposition from students that have joined a grouping of Richmond community members in demanding than a community benefits agreement be signed to be certain Richmond area residents economically take pleasure in the project.